Monday, Oct. 8, members of the Kimball Elementary and High School student government, as well as B.L.T. Leo club members went to the Xcel Energy Center to participate in an event called We Day.
Before We Day was created, a man named Craig Kielburger saw an article in the paper about a young 12-year-old boy who was murdered for battling child labor laws. He went to the school in his area to recruit people to help. Twelve 12-year-olds volunteered, and they formed a group called Free The Children. After trying to gain attention from the adults to help out, they found that people tend to not listen to children. So they decided to speak to larger groups, eventually schools all across the nation started forming Free The Children groups.
We Day was formed afterwards by Craig and his brother Mark to motivate children to go out and make a change in their communities and in the world.
The Kimball High School Class of 1963 gathered at the Triple R Grill and Bar Saturday, Oct. 5, to celebrate their 50th reunion. In addition to many classmates in attendance, several former faculty members joined this celebration. In group 1 photo, left to right, in front are Nancy (Besonen) Hendrickson, Susan (Saukkola) Buerkle, Pat (Scheeler) Mares, and Marilyn (Bremer) Janisch. In middle row are Lois (Nothnagel) Gard, Dorie (Dingmann) Bennett, and JoAnne (Hess) Terning. In back row are George Jensen, Alvin Klaverkamp, Bob Loesch, Gary VanNurden, and Quentin Janisch. Submitted photos.
The National Honor Society at Kimball Area High School held their induction of new members Sunday evening, Oct. 13, at the school. Pictured are new members (front row, from left) Madelyn O’Brien, Brittany Wittrock, Madelyn Jansky, Hannah Serbus, Alexis Rose, Savannah Gohmann, Caitlin Carr, Delaine Zongo, and Danielle Helgeson; (middle row) Troy Filzen, Tyler Smith, Ted Zipoy, Austin Schiefelbein, Ben Serbus, Joseph VonWahlde, and Cameron Hunt. In back are returning members: treasurer Stacy Hurrle, secretary Rebecca Frank, McKenzie Libbesmeier, Megan Bisila, president Shelby Schiefelbein, public relations Mathias Hennen, and advisor Joe Stangle. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.
In order to recognize achievement, outstanding progress, and responsible behavior in our student body, grade-level teams made up of teachers select one Kimball Area High School student in each grade to be recognized as the Student of the Month. The monthly winners are recognized in school, on the school website, and in the Tri-County News. They also receive a Dairy Queen gift certificate and Chamber Bucks from the Kimball Area Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Annandale’s Dairy Queen and the Kimball Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this program. The following students are recognized for September 2013:
ECFE is hosting a Harvest Party for families with children ages 3-5. There will be a party in both locations, Watkins Elementary School and Kimball Elementary School from 6 to
7:30 p.m. The Watkins party is Monday, Oct. 28. The Kimball party is Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The fun evenings will have fall-themed activities, including an obstacle course.
The cost is $5 per family. Please wear black and orange to the party. For questions, please call ECFE office at (320) 398-7700, ext. 218.